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dc.contributor.authorÁlvarez-Gómez, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorAniel-Quiroga Zorrilla, Íñigo
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Rodríguez, Ernesto Mauricio 
dc.contributor.authorOtero, Luis
dc.contributor.otherUniversidad de Cantabriaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-31T08:05:29Z
dc.date.available2012-07-31T08:05:29Z
dc.date.issued2011-01
dc.identifier.issn1561-8633
dc.identifier.otherTRANSFER (FP 6)es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10902/601
dc.description.abstractAbstract. Spain represents an important part of the tourism sector in theWestern Mediterranean, which has been affected in the past by tsunamis. Although the tsunami risk at the Spanish coasts is not the highest of the Mediterranean, the necessity of tsunami risk mitigation measures should not be neglected. In the Mediterranean area, Spain is exposed to two different tectonic environments with contrasting characteristics. On one hand, the Alboran Basin characterised by transcurrent and transpressive tectonics and, on the other hand, the North Algerian fold and thrust belt, characterised by compressive tectonics. A set of 22 seismic tsunamigenic sources has been used to estimate the tsunami threat over the Spanish Mediterranean coast of the Iberian peninsula and the Balearic Islands. Maximum wave elevation maps and tsunami travel times have been computed by means of numerical modelling and we have obtained estimations of threat levels for each source over the Spanish coast. The sources on the Western edge of North Algeria are the most dangerous, due to their threat to the South-Eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and to theWestern Balearic Islands. In general, the Northern Algerian sources pose a greater risk to the Spanish coast than the Alboran Sea sources, which only threaten the peninsular coast. In the Iberian Peninsula, the Spanish provinces of Almeria and Murcia are the most exposed, while all the Balearic Islands can be affected by the North Algerian sources with probable severe damage, specially the islands of Ibiza and Minorca. The results obtained in this work are useful to plan future regional and local warning systems, as well as to set the priority areas to conduct research on detailed tsunami risk.es_ES
dc.format.extent15 p.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherCopernicus Publicationses_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 Españaes_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.sourceNatural Hazards and Earth System Sciences,Volume 11, Number 1, 2011es_ES
dc.titleTsunami hazard at the Western Mediterranean Spanish coast fromes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.type.versionpublishedVersiones_ES


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